Demographics is everything

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Greece, now Italy.  Next may be Spain.  Russia, too is dying.  Much of their problems are demographic and there’s almost no hope in fixing it.  Huge cultural and economic shifts are taking place and the next 20 years are likely to be very, very ugly.  I expect more wars, more poverty, and more political upheaval.  I’m serious.

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One thought on “Demographics is everything

    Bill said:
    March 10, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    Imagine what it’s going to be like in China – with the one child policy, and a strong preference for boys, China is going to be the world’s largest Sausage Party. Yah, we’re probably doomed, but we have a really good chance of getting Artificial Intel and Robots to do a lot of our busy work and hopefully we’ll be able to get there before going totally broke. Going broke will be interesting as it’s hard to repossess stuff from a country with tons of nukes and an armed populace (which I think is a big part of why our pols take so much for granted) but that doesn’t mean things can’t get to the point where they really really suck, especially compared to who comfortable most of us have gotten to things.

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